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or at the consulate at benghazi? they're saying some people were from outside the country and some even al qaeda ties. what's the latest information? >> jake, it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainly what transpired. our current assessment, is that fact what began as was a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to replicate this sort of challenge that was posed in cairo and then as that unfolded, it seems as hijacked, let's us say, by some individual clusters of extremists that came with heavier weapons, weapons as you know, in the wake of the revolution in libya are quite common and accessible. then it evolved from there. we'll get to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms. but that's the best information that we have at present. >> why was there such a security breakdown
.s. consulate in libya leaving the american ambassador and three others dead in the town of bengha benghazi. as president obama condemns this outrageous attack anti-american protesters spreading across the middle east in response to an anti-muslim film one backed by an infamous koran burning preacher. the flag is half staff for an american hero. >> my name is chris stevens and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> reporter: he was 52 years old. a former peace corps volunteer, a gentle man and idealist. >> i've spent almost my entire career in the middle east and north africa. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton remembered him today. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant and gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevenses. the attack came at night. 10:00 p.m. city of benghazi. militants stormed the u.s. consulate and overwhelmed security guards. inside, chris stevens and several other americans trapped, pinned down by intense smoke and gunfire. the attack rages on for five hours. chris stevens dies from asphyxiation along with sean smit
was spreading and deepening. the american consulate in benghazi, libya, was in flames. and the ambassador and three other americans, dead, after militants attacked with gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades. by wednesday, the crowd outside the embassy in cairo had grown larger and the mood, ugly. the rhetoric now, a world away from the heady days of the arab spring last year. when i visited yemen during its own uprising, the atmosphere was optimistic. things have clearly changed. >> we do have to recognize that this kind of outrage that we're seeing in the region is a result of an enormous amount of frustration with the lack of fulfilled promises about the arab spring. the arab spring wasn't just about freedom and democracy. it was about social and economic progress. >> reporter: despite the death and utter devastation at the u.s. mission in benghazi, the state department insists there was a robust security presence. >> we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we knew. >> reporter: yet, just the day before the attack, al qaeda's leader urged libyans to retalia
.s. consulate in benghazi where as in egypt their new president took quite a while to issue any form of statement. and did so on facebook. remember his movement is tied in with muslim brotherhood as well. they had called, the muslim brotherhood called for a second and third day of protests against that anti-muslim video that set off the riots to begin with. >> interesting to note there were also demonstrations denouncing, by muslims in these countries, denouncing this kind of violence. >> particularly in libya. >> yes. >> yes. many because chris stevens loved the country and, loved helping them with the revolution and freeing them from gadhafi's reign. >> ambassador christopher stevens remembered as a model diplomat. his name and those of the three americans died in the attack will be etched on a wall at the state department. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: war was still raging when he first arrived in libya last year. ambassador chris stevens fully embraced one of the most dangerous diplomatic missions in the world. [ speaking foreign language ] >> my name is christopher
that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake, let's be clear. this -- these protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region. >> reporter: what happened in benghazi was -- >> we certainly don't know. we don't know otherwise. we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> reporter: but sources tell abc news that intelligence officials on the ground immediately suspected that the attack was not tied to the movie at all. arousing their suspicion? the fact that the attackers knew where to get ambassador stevens after he'd fled to a so-called safe house, half a mile away. the building was hit with insurgent mortars, suggesting th
on their compound in benghazi. while the investigation into the attack is far from over, the white house is now offering a new take on what really happened. here's abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta acknowledged that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only cared out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake let's be clear. these protests were in eereaction to a video that had spread to the region. we don't know -- we don't though otherwise. you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. >> reporter: but source tell abc news that intelligence officials on the ground tell us the attack was not tied to the movie at all. what aroused their
to the rebel opposition. he arrived on a cargo ship in the port of benghazi and began building our relationship with libya's revolutionaries. he risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better libya. the world needs more chris stevens'. i spoke with his sister, ann, this morning, and told her that he will be remembered as a hero by many nations. sean smith, was an air force veteran. he spent ten years as an information management officer in the state department. he was posted at the hague. and was in libya on a brief, temporary assignment. he was a husband, to his wife, heather. with whom i spoke this morning. he was a father to two young children, samantha and nathan. they will grow up being proud of the service their father gave to our country. service that took him from victoria to baghdad and finally to benghazi. the mission that drew chris and sean and their colleagues to libya is noble and necessary. and we and the people of libya honor their memory by carrying it forward. this is not easy. today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself, how co
when a mob attacked the united states consulate in benghazi. stevens was raised in piedmont. >>> ambassador stevens' body and those of the other victims will be on their way to a u.s. military base in germany before heading home. a marine anti-terrorist team is on the ground providing security. the ambassador is again many that means here and in washington there's mourning. >> as an lamb an -- as-salaam alaikum. my name is chris stevens. >> the piedmont native spent most of his diplomatic career in the arab world with two tours in libya before he was appointed in may. five months after getting the job his life came to a violent and chaotic end when protesters stormed the embassy in benghazi. >> we condemn in the strongest terms, this senseless act of violence. we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we've lost. >> three other americans died in the attack which was patient fully reaction to an online movie made by a california film maker that in s islam and the prophet mohammed. president obama took to the coast garden7laÑu to vow killers would b
be dangerous circumstances. >> all americans in benghazi have been evacuated to europe. there's also three americans who were wounded, one of them seriously, diane. >> martha the president said today in his statement, his public statement, make no mistake we'll work with the libyan government to bring justice to the killers. so, what is under way tonight? >> the u.s. is promising justice and right now trying to track down those killers. libyan government promised cooperation and the fbi is involved as well. >> okay, martha. thank you. i know you'll continue reporting the story. as you know, american officials are moving right now to protect the more than 9,000 men and women in the u.s. foreign service. so many of them braving dangers abroad. the names of their fallen comrades will be etched on a wall at the state department and today president obama paid his respects there and secretary clinton spoke with fierce passion about their service. tonight abc's jon karl has more about those who died. >> reporter: war was still raging when he first arrived in libya last year. ambassador chris stev
mission in benghazi. his legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. i'm profoundly grateful for his service to my administration and deeply saddened by the loss. a statement from president obama. protesters had swarmed the embassy in benghazi, reportedly over an amateur film made by an american the film ridiculed islam's prophet know ham dad. in egypt protesters stormed the american embassy and tore down the american flag. secretary of state clinton says she is concerned the protest might spread to other countries and u.s. embassies throughout the arab world are on high alert. >>> we have developing news from the city of alameda, firefighters put out a fire at a duplex this morning. crews say there were heavy flames from the rear of the building on pacific avenue near walnut street. firefighters had to rescue a paralyzed man. everyone got out safely. the red cross is on the scene to help 15 displaced. >>> this saturday iphone fans have been waiting for. apple expected to showcase the fifth and latest version of the popular gadget in a few hours. terry m
protect the libyan people from a tyrant. >> reporter: she spoke of all those lost when the benghazi consulate was attacked by armed militants. sean smith, the technology specialist, who leaves two young children behind. tyrone woods, a former navy s.e.a.l., the father of three little boys. and his fellow former s.e.a.l., glen doherty, a beloved son and brother. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. it is hard for the american people to make sense of that because it is senseless. >> reporter: but the message of today was not just of grief. it was resolve. >> so we will wipe away our tears, stiffen our spines and face the future undaunted. >> reporter: indeed, the state department is in crisis mode, sending additional security to embassies around the world. david? >> martha, thank you. and martha, as you know, the reason for all of that concern tonight is this. an eruption of protests, big and small. in fact, 24 hours ago, in five countries around the globe. tonight, more than 30 countries. two more
to like ya was killed in benghazi. chris stevens is one of four americans killed last night, protesters angry with the release of an american-made film. tahman bradley has more. >> reporter: a controversial film is igniting tempers. a large mob attacked and set fire to the u.s. consulate. in cairo egypt, anti-american demonstrators zald walls of the u.s. embassy, pulled down an american flag, and replaced it with a black flag. >> we're working with egyptians security to try to get the situation under control. >> reporter: the protesters in boa both countries appear to be angered by a movie made in america. hillary clinton strongly condemned the attack in benghazi. secretary clinton said the u.s. deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religs use beliefs of others. the new movie is being supported by terry jones. he said the movie is not designed to attack muslims. this morning, u.s. embassies throughout arab world are on high alert. an islamic extremist group is claiming responsibility. >> two state department officials have been killed in libya. we have a team of reporters in
. a state department staffer apparently died of smoke inhalation after the u.s. consulate in benghazi was set on fire. much of the building was destroyed. >> now, a senior u.s. official say they're on alert throughout the region, fearing that there is more to come. this attack and one in neighboring egypt were set off by a new film critical of the prophet muhammad. >>> now, this was the scene in cairo as hundreds of protestors marched to the u.s. embassy there gathering outside the walls, chanting against the movie and u.s. some managed to scale the embassy high walls, pulling down an american flag and ripping it to shreds. others waved black flags, looking like those of al qaeda. the situation appeared to calm overnight. stay with abc news. our team is following developments in the region. we will continue to update you on "america this morning" and "good morning america." >>> and moving on to smaller and more scaled back ceremonies for those who were tragically killed in the 9/11 terror attacks. here in new york the tribute in light soared to the sky from the site of the original wo
of americans killed in benghazi libya. we will air a special report when that return ceremony likely within the next half-hour. i'm eric negotiation for cheryl jennings. >> kristen: i'm kristen sze. u.s. ambassador to libya was from the bay area. chris stevens got his law degree at u.c. hastings in san francisco. katie marzullo joins us with the latest anti-u.s. demonstrations erupting. >> we're getting word of two deaths outside the embassy in tunisia. a cloud of smoke has been seen around the embassy there. thousands are throwing rocks at police and police are feirlg tear gas at protestors. also in lebanon, at least one person is dead. security officials say a crowd set fire to a kfc and arby's restaurant. they clashed with police who opened fire killing one person. a u.s. four say a response team has arrived in yemen as security forces were firing live rounds and tear gas into the crowd of about 2,000 protestors who were trying to march to the u.s. embassy. yesterday, hundreds of protestors stormed the embassy compound and burned the american flag. in cairo, egypt, fourth day of the row
? >>> the body of the four americans who died in benghazi, libya, are back on american soil. ambassador chris stevens from peaked moneyed -- from piedmont was among them. a military procession escorted their coffins to ceremonies at joint base andrews in maryland. president obama called the 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. secretary of state clinton knew him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after tad's ceremonies the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher steven's funeral are pending. >>> anti-american protests are spreading across the globe. demonstrations are on going in 30 countries right now. at least four people have been killed in the chaos. u.s. troops are on their way to secure embassies in sudan, yemen and libya. at the center of these protests, the independent on-line movie made here that insults islam and ridicules the prophet, mohamed. but should youtube pull them from th
.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, tonight. this is the city you'll recall where rebels held out against gadhafi's army last year until u.s. and nato forces flew to their revolutionary cause. in neighboring egypt it wasn't militants but angry protesters who rushed the walls of the u.s. embassy in cairo, tore down the american flag, and replaced it with a black islamist banner. all of it apparently sparked by an obscure american film critical of the prophet muhammad. after a clip was posted online, the embassy in cairo put out a statement condemning the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. tonight, the white house distanced itself from that statement, which the romney campaign called disgraceful. more details on this fluid situation as we get them. >>> but shifting gears now to the kind of story that fills any parent with dread and a bit of gratitude for the glories of technology, here's abc's juju chang. >> reporter: chris powell found fame as the high-octane trainer for abc's "extreme makeover weight loss edition." >> that's it, tony, that's it.
in a violent protest at the embassy in benghazi. we are awaiting comments from secretary of state clinton as well as the president. chris steven the ambassador is from the bay area. he's the first ambassador killed on duty, since 1979, three others were also killed in today's attacks. >> number two, fires put out a fire at a duplex in alameda this morning. flames coming from the building on pacific avenue near chestnut street around 1 a.m.. firefighters hadç to rescue a paralyzed man who was trapped inside. everyone got out safely. 15 have been displaced. >> number three, milpitas police have released photos of three suspects wanted in connection with the murder of a 7-eleven store clerk. pictures are from a surveillance camera at the store on north milpitas boulevard. three entered the store, emptied the register then shot the clerk. >> number four, in about three hours, apple will unveil newest iphone in san francisco. the tech giant is expected to show off the new phone possibly with a taller screen and fasters data other products may also be revealed. >> number five, board of regents
happened in benghazi was not an anti-american protest, it was not as a result of a youtube video. it was an orchestrated anti-american terrorist attack. >>> meanwhile in tripoli, libya's president joined mourners at a memorial for ambassador stevens and three americans killed in that attack. >>> a notebook kept by the colorado movie theater shooting suspect was at the center of arguments during a court hearing. james holmes appearing in court with short brown hair instead of the orange seen before. prosecutors yesterday gave up their fight to see the notebook that holmes sent to a psychiatrist saying they didn't want to delay proceedings. well, analysts say they could still get their hands on it. >> if the defense pleads not guilty by reason of insanity, and i have every expectation they will, then the probability is that the prosecution will get to see this notebook. >> a judge yesterday also agreed to add ten attempted murder charges to the 142 counts holmes already faces. he's accused of killing 12, wounding nearly 60 others in the july attacks. basically they said, we're not
, the american consulate in benghazi, libya, was also attacked tonight. that incident believed to also have been sparked by that same controversial film. as for cairo, the protests have now quieted. the american embassy there tells us that all staff are safe and accounted for. diane? >> all right. thank you. alex marquardt reporting from the middle east tonight. >>> and now back here at home, a surprising twist in the presidential race. governor romney facing criticism tonight, not from the president or the democrats, but from some prominent members of his own party, and our new abc news/"washington post" poll shows why. take a look. the president has opened a six-point lead over governor romney since the conventions. before the conventions romney had a slight lead. the election now 56 days away, "your voice, your vote," and abc's david muir reports in from las vegas tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney in nevada on the anniversary of 9/11 in front of the national guard. >> we must keep our promises and regain the trust of all those who have worn the uniform and served our country. >> reporter: his
bullets to keep a crowd away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. on the streets of benghazi, libya, a different picture. hundreds of demonstrators rallied in support of america. they protested tuesday's attack on the u.s. consulate carried out by a rogue group of militants. four americans were killed, including the ambassador to libya, chris stevens, a rising diplomat, seen here in a youtube video. >> my name is chris stevens. and i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. >> he risked his life to stop a tyrant. then, gave his life to build a better libya. >> reporter: also killed, sean smith, an information specialist. >> as americans, we stand united, all of us, in gratitude for their service. i want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: a terror group affiliated with al qaeda has claimed responsibility for the well-coordinated attack in libya. officials believe it was timed coincide with the 9/11 anniversary and may not have been linked to the anti-muslim film that sparked the angry protests at the u.s. embassy in cairo and other cities. president obama
and we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we knew. >> reporter: but just the day before the attack, there were warning signs. al qaeda's leader urging libyans to retaliate against americans for the death of a libyan-born militant. and the state department was aware that that anti-muslim movie was airing on egyptian tv. yet, there were no warnings about it to other u.s. missions. why there weren't warnings about the movie is a big question tonight. given that whenever there's been any denigration of the prophet of muhammad, demonstrations and violence have almost always followed, diane. >> thank you so much, martha. and our thanks to jeffrey, too. more on that now, because, tonight, finally, we have some facts about the mysterious man who created that anti-muslim movie, the inflammatory movie that sparked extremist reaction around the world. that man is still in hiding, still in the shadows. so, what was his motive? we asked abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross to find out. >> reporter: police and reporters surrounded the los angeles home toda
those killed during an attack in benghazi libya. >> military procession escorted their coffins and joint base andrews in maryland. president obama called him everything america could want as an ambassador. hillary clinton knew him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after yesterday's ceremonies the bodies were sent to a more terry in delaware. >> terry: this morning our media partner reports a caltrain operator had smoked marijuana before a near disaster at south san francisco station. passengers jumped for their live when a speeding train barreled down at them at 75 miles an hour back on august 24. the passengers were legally crossing the tracks but the train almost hit them. they say the engineer whose train was stopped tested positive for pot and both engineers should have been in radio contact while on paid administrative leave pending on an investigation. >> in southern california, firefighters are back on attack on a brush fire. this is
there and in benghazi libyan teams begin investigating the consulate where chris stevens and three other americans were killed on the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. they are en route to make their own investigation. the man believed to be behind the controversial film that fueled the anti-american outrage left his california home, was questioned by probation officers and released. federal officials are investigating his activities. >>> july the 4th, 82nd airborne sergeant was wounded in afghanistan. he lost a leg and his arm and today some of his hometown friends put together a fund-raiser in his honor. sergio quintana has the story. >> friar tuck's pub is good place and there is special reason for the smiles. >> it's tremendous. >> are you surprised. >> i am. >> the man of the evening is 30-year-old monte bernardo. he was injured by a roadside bomb in afghanistan and in this event complete with raffle and pool tournament is to raise money for his continued recovery. >> the sergeant is couple months into his rehabilitation at walter reed medical center. his mom says he is makes a lot of pro
americans who died in benghazi, libya, are back on american soil. ambassador chris stevens from peaked moneyed -- from piedmont was among them. a military procession escorted their coffins to ceremonies at joint base andrews in maryland. president obama called the 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. secretary of state clinton knew him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant. and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after tad's ceremonies the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher steven's funeral are pending. >>> anti-american protests are spreading across the globe. demonstrations are on going in 30 countries right now. at least four people have been killed in the chaos. u.s. troops are on their way to secure embassies in sudan, yemen and libya. at the center of these protests, the independent on-line movie made here that insults islam and ridicules the prophet, mohamed. but should youtube pull them from their site. thomas rom
as protestors gathered outside there and in benghazi libyan teams begin investigating the consulate where chris stevens and three other americans were killed on the anniversary of the september 11th attacks. they are en route to make their own investigation. the man believed to be behind the controversial film that fueled the anti-american outrage left his california home, was questioned by probation officers and released. federal officials are investigating his activities. >>> july the 4th, 82nd airborne sergeant was wounded in afghanistan. he lost a leg and his arm and today some of his hometown friends put together a fund-raiser in his honor. sergio quintana has the story. >> friar tuck's pub is good place and there is special reason for the smiles. >> it's tremendous. >> are you surprised. >> i am. >> the man of the evening is 30-year-old monte bernardo. he was injured by a roadside bomb in afghanistan and in this event complete with raffle and pool tournament is to raise money for his continued recovery. >> the sergeant is couple months into his rehabilitation at walter reed medical center
's just not right. >> showed what happened in b benghazi was not an anti-american protest. it was not as a result of a youtube video. it was an orchestrated anti-american terrorist attack. >> it shows the level, the abysmal level of their knowledge about fundamental aspects of terrorist attacks and militant operations. >> reporter: a top intelligence official told congress yesterday that al qaeda likely did play a role, regardless of whether it was a pre-planned or spontaneous attack. >> we're still developing facts and still looking for any indications of substantial advance planning. we just haven't seen that at this point. >> reporter: meanwhile, in tripoli today, at a memorial for the four americans killed, libya's president paid tribute to ambassador chris stevens as a friend of the libyan people. there were reports today that ambassador stevens believed that he was on a terrorist hit list. but secretary clinton and other u.s. officials said today they have absolutely no reason to believe that that is true. diane? >> thank you so much, jon. and as you just said, the p
in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago today. he extommed the humanity and hope stevens stood for. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago, the white house was asking youtube to review whether that anti-muslim film violated the terms of use -- today the president offered a full throated defense of freedom of speech. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. >> reporter: that was followed by a call to stop those who fan the flames against the west and its allies. t is time to marginalize those that hate the west or israel as central politics. >> reporter: a smaller p
of questions of the american ambassador chris stevens in benghazi. >> going to be something. thank you so much. >>> don't forget to watch "this week" later this morning. george's guests will include chris christie and david plouffe. >>> tune in wednesday of special coverage of one-on-one the candidates debate. at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> george and diane hosting the debate wednesday night. >>> an embarrassing week for airport screeners. now, more ominously two incidents of loaded guns making it through the x-ray machines undetected. >> good morning to you, dan. frequent travelers complain about evasive skreerng procedures. many travelers on edge and worried about their safety. a long line of high-profiled security blunders of tsa came to a head on friday, when a lo loaded.38 caliber gun went undetected by screeners. he mistakenly took it with him on a flight from new orleans to newark. in just one day earlier in orlando, officers missed another loaded gun, this time in a firefighter's purse, it made it passed security and on the way to her plane. those lapses came to light. some in congress worry
on the embassy in benghazi, libya. >> a military procession escorted their coffins to ceremony at saint an degrees military base in maryland. president obama called the 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. hillary clinton new him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the will bean people from a tyrant, and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after yesterday's ceremonies, the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher stevens's funeral are pending. >>> this morning our media partner san jose news said a caltrain operator smoked marijuana before a near disaster. passengers jumped for their lives as a speeding train came down on them at 75 miles an hour. the passengers were legally crossing the tracks when the train going on the opposite track almost hit them. it was a close call but no one was hurt. the engineer who was stopped at the station tested positive for pot after 9 incident and both engineers should have been in radio contact. they are on paid administrat
on the embassy in benghazi, libya. >> a military procession escorted their coffins to ceremonies in maryland. president obama called 52-year-old stevens everything america could want as an ambassador. secretary of state hillary clinton new him personally. >> during the revolution in libya he risked his life to help protect the libyan people from a tyrant, and he gave his life helping them build a better country. >> after yesterday's ceremonies, the bodies were sent to a military mortuary in delaware. plans for christopher stevens' funeral are pending. >>> this morning our media partner, the mercury news, reported a caltrain operator smoked marijuana before a near disaster. passengers jumped for their lives as a speeding train came down on them at 75 miles an hour. the passengers were legally crossing the tracks when the train going on the opposite track almost hit them. it was a close call but no one was hurt. cal strain said the engineer who was stopped at the station tested positive for pot after the incident and both engineers should have been in radio contact. they are on paid administra
.s. embassy there. and in benghazi u.s. teams began investigating the embassy where the ambassador and others were killed in attacks. the team is going to conduct their own investigation of the deadly assault. >>> the man who believed to be behind the controversial film that started the outrage, nakoula basseley nakoula, left his home. he was questioned by probation officers and released. federal officials are investigating his activities. chuck seifert son, abc news, new york. >> we will have more on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya coming up at 8:00 when the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, appears on abc "this week." is there enough being done for diplomats during this wave of anti-american violence? they will take up that shalla. don't miss "this week"coming up this morning on abc7. >>> on july 4 little an 82nd force army sergeant from california was severely wounded in afghanistan, the victim of a roadside bomb. he lost his legs and arm in a blast. yesterday some of his hometown friends put together a fundraiser in his honor. abc67 news reporter sergio has the story. >>
: with a tribute to the u.s. ambassador to libya who was attacked and killed in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago, he extolled the humanity and hope stevens stood for. >> we are serious about the ideals and must reaffirm our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killers. >> reporter: but in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his dough met tick audience. accused by republicans of glibly downplaying the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago the white house was asking youtube to review whether the anti-muslim film violated the terms of use, the president offered a full-throated defense of freedom of speech. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian, yet we do not ban blaspheme against our sacred beliefs. >> that was a cal to stop those who fan the flames against the wealth and the allies. >> it is time to marginalize those who use hatred of americ
. and in benghazi u.s. teams began investigating the embassy where the becomesdor and others were killed in attacks. the team is going to conduct their own investigation of the deadly assault. >>>. the man who believed to be behind the controversial film that started the outrage, nakoula basseley nakoula, left his home. he was questioned by probation officers and released. they are investigating his activities. chuck seifert son, abc news, new york. >> there will be much more on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya coming up at 8:00 when the u.s. ambassador to the un, susan rice, appears on abc "this week." is there enough being done for diplomats during this wave of anti-american violence? don't miss "this ""coming up this morning on abc7. >>> an army officer was severally wounded in afghanistan, the victim of a roadside bomb. he lost his legs and arm in a blast. yesterday some of his hometown friends put together a fundraiser in his honor. abc67 news reporter sergio has the story. >> this is usually a pretty boisterous place on saturday and this weekend there's a special reason for all the s
be backing away from the idea that terrorists preplanned the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. u.n. ambassador susan rice says so far there's no evidence indicating a premeditated strike. instead it appears clusters of extremists hijacked the spontaneous protest that directly contradicts libyan leaders who insist outsiders preplanned the attack and deliberately chose september 11th. >>> the chicago teenager accused of trying to blow up a car bomb near a popular downtown bar appears in federal court today. fbi investigators say adel daoud parked a jeep cherokee outside the bar friday night. then he walked away, squeezing what he believed to be the trigger. it turns out the bomb was a fake supplied by the fbi, and daoud was arrested as part of an undercover sting. >>> another story out of chicago. the teachers dragging into a second week, even after a tentative contract that over the weekday seemed like a sure thing. after meeting for three hours yesterday, the union delegates told leaders they need more time to review that deal, and now mayor rahm emanuel is threatening
the headquarters in benghazi, including the group suspected in the attack on the u.s. consulate. the compound was set on fire by angry protesters. and the militants inside were forced to flee. >>> in pakistan, 19 people were killed in violent protests over that anti-islam movie that was made in the u.s. dozens more were injured during clashes between police and protesters there. protesters offended by that film, marched in a half dozen other muslim countries on friday. >>> and there's a link between sugary dinks and obesity. one study of 33,000 americans found proof that the drinks interact with jeans affecting weight, increasing the risk of obesity. swapping the sugary drinks for calorie-free alternatives leads to less weight gain in children and teenagers. >>> and the space shuttle "endeavour" made its final flight, touching down in los angeles. and officially ending nasa's shuttle program. people lined streets and rooftops to get one, last final glimpse in flight. it toured some california landmarks, from the golden gate bridge to the hollywood sign before landing. it will go on display at
in benghazi. you saw mitt romney doing that over the weekend. the way he's going to win this race is if he convinces those undecided voters that he's got the better answers on the economy. that is still issue number one, two and three. >> it's going to be something you're going to be covering wednesday night during the debate. george, thanks so much. don't forget to watch abc's "this week" later this morning. george's guests include governor chris christie and white house adviser david plouffe. tune in wednesday for our special coverage of "one on one," the candidates debate. 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> a supremely embarrassing week for this nation's airport screeners. not only did abc's brian ross bust one tsa screener for making off with an ipad left at security, but two incidents of loaded guns making it through the x-ray machines undetected. abc's mark greenblatt is at new york's laguardia airport. this morning, mark, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, dan. frequent travelers often complain about invasive screening procedures here at the airport. now news that not one but
romney's response to the attacks on the consulate in benghazi. the president and his team have come under questions for that as well. the stories about what exactly happened that day. you and ambassador susan rice, on this program, after the attack, said it was a spontaneous response to an anti-muslim film. since then, we have learned that it was on organized attack and that some intelligence and pentagon officials suspected that early on and that's prompted this criticism from governor romney. >> we've seen a confused, slow, and inconsisten t response to the terrorist attack in libya. a refusal to be frank with the american people about what happened. and a complete failure to explain the growing terrorist threat we face in the region. >> the chairman of the homeland security committee peter king has gone even further calling on u.s. ambassador to resign, your response. >> absolutely not. susan rice has done a terrific job. george, there's been an ongoing investigation. an event to great interest to the news media, understandably. so, there's been information provided real-time. you'll k
. >> reporter: but mitt romney is now facing tough questions, too. while the battle in benghazi was still going on, romney attacked the obama administration as disgraceful. saying the administration's first reaction was to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. this was based on a statement from the u.s. embassy in egypt, condemning the anti-muslim movie, one issued before it was even attacked. in a press conference, romney was unapologetic. >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> reporter: eager to throw a punch himself, the president fired back on cbs news' "60 minutes." >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. as president, one of the things i learned is you can't do that. >> reporter: george, conventional wisdom has it that any day the campaign is not focused on the struggling economy is a good day for president obama. but there remain these unanswered questions about insufficient security at the diplomatic posts on the anniversary of 9/11. one that could potentially hurt president obama. >> you also raise that question in your
into the killings at the u.s. embassy in benghazi, there are reports that four people have been arrested. the libyan prime minister has said, expect more arrests. george? >> we'll keep an eye on it. thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn to the big economic news here at home. that could affect your money. ben bernanke announcing dramatic new moves to pump up the economy. bianna golodryga with more on that. start out by explaining what the fed is doing. >> reporter: the fed announced an aggressive program to buy back about $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities every single month. what does that mean? you saw huge response in the stock market. your 401(k) is going to bounce up from that. you'll feel like you have more money in your pocket and you'll spend more money. businesses will do the same. interest rates remain low, near zero, through 2015. that will inspire people to go out and buy homes. anything to retrigger the economy for both. >> and investing, as well. when i spoke to mitt romney, he's been critical of ben bernanke. he won't reappoint him if he is elected president. he says this wo
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